I have been messing with a cdrom problem for a month now.
I have a Sony IDE ATAPI dvdrom in my dual os Linux box. I have had
assistance in trying to fix the problem: I can't mount it. When I try,
linux says : "/dev/hdc not a valid block device"
The drive is the master on the second IDE controller.
When I boot, this is what I get in my bootup message:
<4>PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
<4>PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
<4> ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1020-0x1027, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:DMA
<4> ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1028-0x102f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
<4>hda: Maxtor 90840D6, ATA DISK drive
<4>hdb: WDC WD84AA, ATA DISK drive
<4>hdc: QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ, ATAPI UNKNOWN (type 17)
<4>ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
<4>ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
<6>hda: Maxtor 90840D6, 8010MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=1021/255/63
<6>hdb: WDC WD84AA, 8063MB w/2048kB Cache, CHS=1027/255/63
<6>Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
<6>FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
A guy with the same problem told me to put this in my LILO.conf file:
I updated LILO and that hasn't worked yet. I am sure that the drive is
fine as a cdrom, and it is ATAPI. I also know that he got his drive to
work, but i can't seem to myself. IF anyone can help, or has
Thanks so much,
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